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Barcelona to Valencia by Train

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If you plan on travelling from Barcelona to Valencia, taking the train is one of the most popular options. It is possible to take the train from Barcelona Sants (Also known as Estació Sants) and (depending on what train you catch) you could be in Valencia in less than three hours.

Barcelona Sants station
Barcelona Sants station

This page will provide you with all of the advice and details that you will require to plan a trip from Barcelona to Valencia by train: journey time, where to catch the train, how to buy tickets and ticket prices.

Where do I catch the train

If you want to catch the train to Valencia from Barcelona you will need to head to Barcelona Sants station. This is one of Barcelona's biggest stations and trains travel to Valencia from Barcelona Sants station every day on a regular basis (see below for more information on train times).

Train journey time

The journey time from Barcelona to Valencia varies depending on what sort of train you get.

There are different train categories that go from Barcelona to Valencia:

  • Euromed
  • Talgo
  • Tren hotel
  • Arco
  • Alaris
  • R.Express

All of these trains vary slightly in price and journey time, but you will find them all satisfactory for getting to Valencia. Therefore, it is simply best to choose the train with the time and price that best suits you (see below for more details on how to book).

Journey time: Between 2 hours 55 minutes and 4 hours 53 minutes (average journey time is about 3 hours 15 minutes).

For further details of the train timetable from Barcelona to Valencia it is best to check the Official RENFE website, as train times are subject to change.

How to book train tickets from Barcelona to Valencia

If you are planning a trip from Barcelona to Valencia it is best to try to book in advance. Spanish long-distance trains can get fully booked so you don't want to arrive at the train station and find that there is no space left on the train.

There are different options for booking your ticket in advance:

  • At the station
  • Telephone
  • Internet

Read our comprehensive guide to buying tickets from Sants station. The train from Barcelona to Valencia falls into the category of Larga Distancia (as explained on the page provided through the link above), so follow those instructions on how to buy these sorts of tickets.

Price of train tickets

The price of your train ticket will vary depending on what type of train you are getting (see above for the different train types). When looking on the RENFE website (see link above) for train times, you will also be able to see the prices by clicking on 'Consultar y comprar'.

Ticket prices are subject to change, so it is best to check the website for the exact prices.

Taking the train to Valencia from Barcelona is a quick and convenient way to make the journey. If you are interested in comparing it with other options like the coach, car or plane, see our page how to travel from Barcelona to Valencia.

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